“We really full-court pressed them from the get-go,” Coeur d’Alene coach Jon Adams said. “We said that’s the identity we want to set — full court, up-and-down transition, let’s see what we got. It was fun to watch them get after it, be aggressive, force turnovers and get transition points.”
“It was a tough start for us — get up at 4 in morning, drive three hours and play two teams in midseason form," Lums coach Darren Taylor said. "But we lost two to them last year, and came back and won the tournament.”
The sweep put Sandpoint (8-11, 5-9 IEL) on the verge of clinching the No. 1 seed to the 4A Region 1 tournament. Sandpoint plays host to Moscow (5-14, 2-10) on Tuesday in a doubleheader, needing just one win to wrap up the top seed.
“The best team in Washington against one of the top teams in Idaho. This is what we wanted; why we came here,” Lake City coach Jim Winger said. “They’re a great defensive team, and have some very good offensive weapons. They’re really good at taking the ball to the basket.”
“Lewis-Clark is 20-14, we’re 20-14 and Idaho Falls is 20-13,” Coeur d'Alene coach Darren Taylor said. “Pocatello might have the best record, but Idaho Falls just swept them. So I really don’t think anyone is unbeatable.”